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Boston sends Clay Buchholz vs Philip Humber in Red Sox vs Astros game

Houston AstrosBoston Red Sox
April 25, 6:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD14-7

MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Houston battle on Thursday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Philip Humber gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 0-4 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Clay Buchholz, who will be looking to improve on his 4-0 mark.

View Houston vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-245 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 5 and the Astros sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Astros average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 10-3 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros enjoyed a 10-3 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Wednesday, with Lucas Harrell throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Boston won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Athletics on April 24. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Wednesday, with Jon Lester throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 3-6
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-2
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Red Sox trends to consider:
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Houston at Boston, Friday, April 26